My favorite thought

Rejoice in His name and not in your circumstances.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Know that GOD has plans!

         Lately I have been struggling with plans for my future, school, house, work, family... Then I hear "you ain't going anywhere", "you cannot do anything", "look at this mess"... Negative Negative... Beat up Beat up... It is so hard sometimes to tell Satan to get up and get out. You get stuck in a rut and second guess yourself and most of all second guess God. My week did a 180 this week when I was struggling with a lot of things, I went to our women's meeting at church and asked for prayer. I felt weights being lifted off my shoulders. That night felt peace beyond understanding. 

         The next morning I woke up at 3 am excited for my new day, I made my self go back to sleep and woke again at 4am. I finally decided to get up and get ready to go to Vegas with a very good friend of mine Tracie. Once in a while I go to Vegas with her to volunteer at the women's shelter in the soup kitchen for lunch, then at off to First Choices, crisis pregnancy center in down town Vegas. I worked in the office, going paperwork and putting adoption packets together. As I sat in the back putting the adoption packets together, God pressed it on my heart that I was there to do just that pray and praise.  I sang praise songs and prayed for the full-overflowing waiting room.  Amazing things happened that day! Not just in the lives of the ladies there but also in my own life and heart. 

God sometimes has to remind us over and over the truths of His Word. 

"11 For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’" -Jeremiah 29:11-15

On our way home listening to Christian radio station we heard a pastor share, "When satan throws your past in your face remind him of his future"! 

I knew God was reminding me who has my future in His hands. Thank you Lord for being faithful to me always.